Particle Physics Group

Probing the fundamental building blocks of the universe
Our research group is exploring the world of subatomic particles. Learn more about our work and collaboration opportunities.

Our research

We are a node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale, along with groups at the University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide and Monash University. Our group is currently involved in experimental research involving the Belle and Belle II and ATLAS projects, as well as in theoretical particle physics research. 

Our areas of focus include:

  • The study of Higgs Bosons and search for physics beyond the Standard Model at ATLAS, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The study of CP-violation and rare B-meson decays at the Belle and Belle II experiments at KEK, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Theoretical studies related to Higgs physics and physics beyond the Standard Model.

Our staff


There is scope for research leading to PhD and MPhil degrees in these areas. Most of this research involves data taken at accelerators overseas - in particular the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, CERN, near Geneva and the Japanese High Energy Accelerator Research Organisaton, KEK, at Tsukuba.

Visit our website to learn more about these research opportunities.